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Down From Ten is a brilliant, sometimes creepy take on a bohemian cozy with surreal underpinnings and an irrepressibly touching ending.
–Gail Carriger, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Parasol Protectorate series

In early January, a group of friends gather for an annual retreat: eight artists, scientists, and authors cloistered together in a mountain mansion for ten
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Kindle Edition, 364 pages
Published 2012 by AWP Fiction (first published November 30th 2011)
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Sarah
Mar 02, 2017 Sarah rated it really liked it
Difficult to categorize! I listened to the audio drama version and was entranced, I don't know if the book would have kept me as invested? The twist at the end came out of left field, but looking back the author did hint at it.
The characters and their interactions are the best part of the book and I love seeing polyamory portrayed in a positive light.
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Aug 06, 2013 A.F. Grappin rated it it was amazing
What. A. Ride! I couldn’t get enough of Down from Ten. I listened to the fullcast audio version of it. Each episode left me wanting to listen to the next one, and it was almost depressing when I had to turn off the iPod for the day. I had no trouble sorting out the characters, and not just because they all had different voices. Their speech patterns, their personalities, and their actions were so clearly them that it simply couldn’t be someone else doing or saying what they did. I was on edge ri ...more
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Dec 30, 2015 Laz the Sailor rated it it was amazing
This story started out with the promise of a hedonistic orgy. Then it leaned toward horror. Then it morphed into a locked-room mystery. And at the end it turned out to be something entirely different.

See what happens when 8 headstrong, independent, opinionated, talented and sexy people all get locked up for 10 days. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
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An odd and very intriguing story. I never knew which direction it was going to go. I listened to it every chance I got. I hope there will be a book two. This is defiantly an explicit story and not for the kiddos or easily offended.
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This obsession led him through adventures in the film industry, the music industry, venture capital firms in the startup culture of Silicon Valley, and a career creating novels and audiobooks exploring
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